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Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

                                      Gross job gains and job losses      Gross job gains and job losses
                                           (in thousands)                   as a percent of employment

    Category                                 3 months ended                      3 months ended

                                   Sept.   Dec.    Mar.    June    Sept.  Sept.  Dec.   Mar.   June   Sept. 
                                   2014    2014    2015    2015    2015   2014   2014   2015   2015   2015
Total private by firm(1)

Gross job gains                   5,850   6,164   5,607   6,233   5,885    5.1    5.3    4.8    5.3    4.9
 At expanding firms               4,957   5,237   4,699   5,335   5,023    4.3    4.5    4.0    4.5    4.2
 At opening firms                   893     927     908     898     862     .8     .8     .8     .8     .7

Gross job losses                  5,345   5,177   5,369   5,407   5,491    4.6    4.4    4.6    4.6    4.6
 At contracting firms             4,522   4,320   4,536   4,592   4,669    3.9    3.7    3.9    3.9    3.9
 At closing firms                   823     857     833     815     822     .7     .7     .7     .7     .7

Net employment change               505     987     238     826     394     .5     .9     .2     .7     .3


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,046   3,108   3,064   3,175   3,009    9.3    9.5    9.2    9.6    9.1
 At expanding firms               2,197   2,224   2,192   2,326   2,187    6.7    6.8    6.6    7.0    6.6
 At opening firms                   849     884     872     849     822    2.6    2.7    2.6    2.6    2.5

Gross job losses                  2,885   2,890   2,879   2,864   2,912    8.8    8.8    8.7    8.7    8.8
 At contracting firms             2,099   2,077   2,088   2,082   2,122    6.4    6.3    6.3    6.3    6.4
 At closing firms                   786     813     791     782     790    2.4    2.5    2.4    2.4    2.4

Net employment change               161     218     185     311      97     .5     .7     .5     .9     .3


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,059   1,085   1,013   1,136   1,044    5.0    5.1    4.7    5.3    4.9
 At expanding firms               1,021   1,047     981   1,099   1,007    4.8    4.9    4.6    5.1    4.7
 At opening firms                    38      38      32      37      37     .2     .2     .1     .2     .2

Gross job losses                    958     932     935     944     978    4.5    4.4    4.4    4.4    4.5
 At contracting firms               928     893     900     917     951    4.4    4.2    4.2    4.3    4.4
 At closing firms                    30      39      35      27      27     .1     .2     .2     .1     .1

Net employment change               101     153      78     192      66     .5     .7     .3     .9     .4


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,745   1,971   1,530   1,922   1,832    2.8    3.2    2.4    3.0    2.9
 At expanding firms               1,739   1,966   1,526   1,910   1,829    2.8    3.2    2.4    3.0    2.9
 At opening firms                     6       5       4      12       3     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Gross job losses                  1,502   1,355   1,555   1,599   1,601    2.4    2.2    2.5    2.5    2.5
 At contracting firms             1,495   1,350   1,548   1,593   1,596    2.4    2.2    2.5    2.5    2.5
 At closing firms                     7       5       7       6       5     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Net employment change               243     616     -25     323     231     .4    1.0    -.1     .5     .4


(1) Total gross job gains and gross job losses by firm are lower
    than total gross job gains and gross job losses by establishment,
    as some establishment gains and losses within a firm are offset during the aggregation process.

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Last Modified Date: April 27, 2016
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